Download 1938 AVRO Chess Tournament by Robert; Dale Brandreth; Sherwood PDF

By Robert; Dale Brandreth; Sherwood

167 pages, hardback

Full notes to the entire video games PLUS a few very good photographs and broad statement at the prelude and aftermath to this nice occasion, the most powerful match ever held as much as that time.

The AVRO event used to be held within the Netherlands in 1938, subsidized through the Dutch broadcasting corporation AVRO. the development used to be a double round-robin match. The 8 gamers commonly considered as the most powerful on the earth took half: international Champion Alexander Alekhine, former champions José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe, destiny champion Mikhail Botvinnik and challengers Paul Keres, Reuben advantageous, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr.

The annotations are clean and take into consideration the commentaries by means of the nice contestants themselves through the years. they're incomparably greater than any past notes.

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R b 6 then 22 R a 8 a n d w i n s ) . 21 • . • B f6 ! T h i s is the move w h i c h places t h e m o s t obstacles before h i s opponent. Bxe6 22 Nde6 23 Nxe6 Qca 24 Nxb8 Qxb8 Black now threatens (after, for instance, t h e p l a u s i b l e move 25 Qd3) to conso l i d ate his position by p l a y · i n g 25 . . c6, after w h i c h White's advantage - i f advan tage there be would in a n y case be d i ff i c u l t to e x p l o i t . H is decision to seek a solution by means of a combination is consequently a m p l y justified.

19 Bel A sad retreat after w h i c h Black o b t a i n s an easy game. W h i te should at l e a s t have el i m i nated one of t h e b i s h o p s b y p l aying 19 B f 4 . After 19 . . B x f 4 20 R x e 6 Be5 2 1 Rd3 g6 22 Qe2! Black would not have been able to play 22 . . Bxh2+ 23 K h 1 because the double threat o f 2 4 g3 and 24 Re7 c o u l d not be parried. 19 Oh5 Rae8 T r y i n g to compl icate the position without a n y justifiable motive. How much better and s i m p l e r w o u l d be 1 7 h 3 c x d 4 1 8 8 x d 4 c 5 1 9 8e3 etc .

G6, . . , ga i n i ng the exchange. I f White prevents this l i ne by 26 g3 then there would follow 26 . . Ral and the victorious advance of t h e infantry. 26 Nf3 Whether h e cares to or not, Black must accept t h i s sacrifice since the use of more c o m p l i cated offensive methods would have led to a s i m i l a r end w i t h moves of inferior quality. For e x a m p l e , 26 . . f5 27 Ng5? Oxf1 +, followed by mate in two moves. But against 26 . . f5 W h i te's reply should be 27 R e l .

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